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This standard dining set received a crisp update with white paint. When revamping furniture, don't be afraid to remove decorative elements that don't suit your style. (Just make sure they aren't integral to the function or structure of the piece.) Dated medallions were removed from the table legs to give the set a more current aesthetic. The holes were filled with wood filler and given a light sanding. Then the entire set was primed and painted. Covering the seats with a graphic fabric completes the fresh, cheery look.
Give an ordinary cabinet personality with a facade of large tropical fronds. Stenciled on an artist's canvas, these fronds are rendered in three green hues. Stencil one leaf color, let it dry, and then reposition the stencil, slightly overlapping the first to add dimension. Turn the canvas into a door by screwing on hinges and a painted wooden knob.
Bring signature style to a basic white dresser with a few coats of dry-brushed paint and a set of antique handles. Milk paint provides this dresser with a rich-looking finish, and narrow trim on the drawers gives the once-flat structure dimension. Antiquing glaze rubbed over the entire surface completes the transformation.
A scrap of sheet vinyl flipped upside down makes the perfect canvas for creative paint projects. Prime the surface, then cover it in two layers of latex paint. Mask off a border for the dot pattern and create pattern guidelines using painter's tape. Dapple a foam stencil brush and one end of a sponge on the vinyl surface to create this graphic pattern.
Adorable curvy mushroom silhouettes wake up a secondhand dresser. To get the look, paint an old dresser with a base coat of silver-blue latex paint and let it dry. Cut out different-size mushroom shapes from contact paper. Attach the shapes to the dresser in a fun, graphic pattern, and paint a second coat of bright green paint over the silver coat. Carefully peel off the mushroom cutouts.
Pick a palette of bold paint colors and fun patterns to personalize a dining room space. An oversize cane pattern painted on one wall offers a bold background for bright hues throughout the room. After painting the wall's base coat, use painter's tape to make a grid pattern (for best results, add any angled lines last), and then paint over the design with your desired background color. Let the paint dry completely, and then remove the tape.
Easy paint projects aren't just for your home's interior. Brush a little color on your home's exterior for instant curb appeal. Try painting the front door, a simple, done-in-a-weekend project, a favorite shade that coordinates with other exterior elements and the surrounding landscape.
Organize in style with a painted metal caddy. To get this look, choose two colors, one for the base and one for the honeycomb pattern, plus a third to paint a few sections at random as a whimsical accent. Complete this project with our free stencil pattern and step-by-step instructions.
Dress up a wooden headboard with paint and a stencil. First paint the headboard with your desired base color. Once dry, position a stencil on the headboard and tape in place, and fill in the pattern with a contrasting paint color.